(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- With the aim to create sustainable tourism assets and ample lifestyle amenities, the much-awaited hotel of the city,
W Muscat was inaugurated amidst pomp and show on Wednesday. The property belongs to the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), the country's executive arm for tourism development.
The inauguration was held under the patronage of H E Darwish bin Ismail al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, and was attended by members of the Royal family and high-level government and private sector officials.
The hotel which is hailed as a world-class addition to Muscat's exclusive beachside, Shatti al Qurum, and situated next to the Royal Opera House Muscat has 279 five-star rooms and facilities such as an exquisite ballroom for corporate and private functions, high-end dining options that provide dishes with excellent culinary experiences and a long beach. Speaking about the launch,
H E Balushi said, 'We applaud Omran for this great achievement and the company's dedication towards the development of tourism infrastructure, in line with the national tourism strategy and Oman's Vision 2040. Through unique projects, like the W Muscat, Oman will continue to attract increasing numbers of international business and leisure tourists as well as foreign investors who are eager to participate in Oman's tourism sector.'
Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Omran said, 'W Muscat is a proud addition to Omran's growing hospitality portfolio and will set a new benchmark as a vibrant lifestyle destination, not only for Oman but for the whole region. With the launch of the W Muscat we have already created over 100 new jobs for Omanis and this number will increase as we ramp up the hotel operation towards the peak winter season.'
The luxury hotel's facilities include an exquisite ballroom with a capacity of 310 people, creating an intimate, cozy atmosphere for corporate and private functions. A 1,800sq m swimming pool offers uninterrupted panoramic sea views, and seven high-end dining options provide food connoisseurs with unparalleled culinary experiences. It also houses a modern fitness centre, as well as the W's signature Away Spa, offering visitors a tranquil haven in the centre of the city.
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International said, 'We are excited to partner with Omran to bring the playful energy and vibe of W Hotels to Muscat and create a new lifestyle destination in Oman. W Muscat is a significant addition to our rapidly growing portfolio in the sultanate and a testament to our commitment towards advancing and supporting tourism in the country. With its bold design, distinctive dining venues and amplified programming, we are confident that W Muscat will radically transform the hospitality scene in Muscat.'